The Show Before the Show: Episode 107

A's Chapman talks power development, being one step away

By MiLB.com | April 27, 2017 1:10 PM

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Video: #107: Oakland's No. 4 prospect Matt Chapman

Episode 107

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Three Strikes (3:37)

  • Two National League West clubs made waves this week when the Dodgers and Giants called up top-100 prospects Cody Bellinger and Christian Arroyo, respectively. Tyler and Sam break down what to expect from both in the Majors after dominating in the Pacific Coast League.
  • In Strike Two the guys discuss whether these two call-ups will be part of a trend or if they're isolated incidents.
  • One listener sent in a request to discuss Angels prospects, so the guys oblige by talking about top Los Angeles prospect Jahmai Jones's rough start at Class A Burlington.

Matt Chapman interview (31:10)

  • The A's No. 4 prospect calls into the show on his day off in Nashville to discuss overcoming his season-opening wrist injury, how he developed power and what the recent prospect promotions from the Pacific Coast League mean to him.

Ben's Biz Banter (52:05)

  • MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill is back from his trip to Double-A Frisco for his usual podcast segment. Ben wraps up his time at Dr. Pepper Ballpark and talks about a silly-string record in Charleston and Mobile manager Sal Fasano's unique way of filling out a lineup card.

Wrapping up (1:13:10)

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